Jim Price has amassed numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring credits as an actor over his 30 years in the business, including the original Broadway casts of The Civil War and Ring of Fire, national and international tours of Les Miserables, as well as the off-Broadway hits Bat Boy and Bare. Jim is a past Lark Playwriting Fellow, and his plays include Collision Course (semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Colony Collapse (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Carving Buddhas (semi-finalist, O’Neill) and a musical, Cold Feet (finalist, O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference), now licensed by Miracle or 2 Productions in New York. He has taught master classes in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting at colleges all around the country. In 2012, he and his wife, Kaitlin Hopkins, started the first musical theatre program in Chile in collaboration with the Projazz Institute in Santiago. He is currently on the musical theatre faculty at Texas State as well as the head of the MFA Dramatic Writing program. As of the spring of 2017, his playwrights had won the Ken Ludwig Award for best body of work by a college playwright five of the previous six years.